The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
Rank 492 445 452
Rank change year-on-year -47 +7  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 104 199 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 2.55% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 126 87
Median daily rate £500 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +44.82% -6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 95 £500 +37.93% 34
London +29 48 £469 -4.33% 13
South East -27 28 £385 +9.37% 8
Hampshire -8 13 £365 +7.35% 4
Milton Keynes 0 8 £550 -
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £550 +57.14%
South West -25 8 £549 +51.44% 2
Hook +11 6 £355 +10.93%
Devon - 5 £550 -
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
South Wales - 5 £425 - 1
Wales - 5 £425 - 1
North West +22 4 £550 - 3
Manchester +10 4 £550 +10.00% 3
City of London +3 4 £238 -47.22% 7
Salford - 4 £550 -
East of England -5 3 £575 +58.55% 4
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £513 +5.12% 2
Bristol +2 2 £450 -10.00% 1
Berkshire +1 2 - - 2
Surrey -1 2 £575 +35.29% 2
Essex -7 2 £575 +31.37%
West Yorkshire - 2 £513 - 2
Leeds - 2 £513 - 1
New Malden - 2 - -
Reading +2 1 - - 1
West Sussex +1 1 £335 -4.28%
Suffolk -6 1 - - 1
Ipswich -7 1 - - 1

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 152 (53.33%) Cisco
2 145 (50.88%) VPN
3 140 (49.12%) Firewall
4 111 (38.95%) DNS
5 106 (37.19%) SSL
6 90 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 88 (30.88%) WAN
8 86 (30.18%) VMware
9 84 (29.47%) OSPF
9 84 (29.47%) TCP/IP
10 83 (29.12%) Linux
11 82 (28.77%) Data Centre
12 81 (28.42%) BGP
13 78 (27.37%) DHCP
13 78 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
14 76 (26.67%) LAN
14 76 (26.67%) SC Cleared
15 73 (25.61%) F5
15 73 (25.61%) MPLS
16 66 (23.16%) CheckPoint
16 66 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
17 65 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (22.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 64 (22.46%) CCNP
19 63 (22.11%) Configuration Management
19 63 (22.11%) Wireless
20 60 (21.05%) Microsoft
20 60 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
20 60 (21.05%) Network Security
21 59 (20.70%) DevOps

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (13.68%) Apache
1 39 (13.68%) nginx
2 26 (9.12%) IIS
3 25 (8.77%) Jetty
3 25 (8.77%) Mongrel
3 25 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 25 (8.77%) WebSphere
4 17 (5.96%) Confluence
5 14 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (3.16%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.46%) JBoss
9 6 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.70%) SAS
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (5.96%) HipChat
2 16 (5.61%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.11%) MS Office
5 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 4 (1.40%) Infor M3
3 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (9.82%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (9.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (8.77%) Google App Engine
6 15 (5.26%) PaaS
7 13 (4.56%) IaaS
8 10 (3.51%) Oracle CX
9 9 (3.16%) Akamai
10 6 (2.11%) SaaS
11 4 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.40%) Office 365
11 4 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.70%) Route 53
14 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 145 (50.88%) VPN
2 140 (49.12%) Firewall
3 111 (38.95%) DNS
4 106 (37.19%) SSL
5 88 (30.88%) WAN
6 84 (29.47%) OSPF
6 84 (29.47%) TCP/IP
7 81 (28.42%) BGP
8 78 (27.37%) DHCP
9 76 (26.67%) LAN
10 73 (25.61%) MPLS
11 66 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
12 65 (22.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 63 (22.11%) Wireless
14 60 (21.05%) Network Security
15 42 (14.74%) HTTP
16 41 (14.39%) HSRP
17 40 (14.04%) FTP
18 36 (12.63%) Ethernet
18 36 (12.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.56%) Hadoop
3 13 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (3.51%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (3.16%) MySQL
6 8 (2.81%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.05%) Big Data
9 3 (1.05%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.05%) DocumentDB
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.70%) Redis
10 2 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (15.44%) Jenkins
2 29 (10.18%) Travis CI
3 23 (8.07%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.96%) JIRA
4 17 (5.96%) JIRA Agile
4 17 (5.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (4.56%) Ant
5 13 (4.56%) JUnit
5 13 (4.56%) Liquibase
5 13 (4.56%) Maven
5 13 (4.56%) SonarQube
6 8 (2.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (14.74%) Finance
2 16 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.81%) Legal
4 5 (1.75%) Banking
4 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.40%) Retail
6 3 (1.05%) Billing
6 3 (1.05%) Electronics
6 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.05%) Marketing
7 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (31.23%) Network Engineer
2 43 (15.09%) Architect
3 22 (7.72%) Technical Architect
4 21 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) Analyst
5 18 (6.32%) Network Architect
6 16 (5.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (5.61%) Consultant
6 16 (5.61%) Security Engineer
7 15 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 14 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Security Advisor
9 13 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (4.56%) Network Support
10 11 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.86%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) Senior Network Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.47%) 802.1X
2 26 (9.12%) .NET
3 25 (8.77%) Servlets
4 24 (8.42%) J2EE
5 17 (5.96%) Software Packaging
6 15 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (4.91%) Web Services
8 13 (4.56%) MCollective
9 5 (1.75%) COM
10 4 (1.40%) Middleware
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.40%) XMPP
11 3 (1.05%) Node.js
11 3 (1.05%) SOAP
12 2 (0.70%) CGI
12 2 (0.70%) SAML
13 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.35%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.35%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 82 (28.77%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.82%) Management Information System
3 23 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (5.61%) CESG
6 14 (4.91%) Clustering
7 9 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (3.16%) PKI
8 7 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.46%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.11%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.75%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.75%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (29.12%) Linux
2 53 (18.60%) Windows
3 32 (11.23%) Unix
4 28 (9.82%) CentOS
5 22 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.96%) VyOS
7 13 (4.56%) RancherOS
8 12 (4.21%) Windows Server
9 10 (3.51%) Solaris
10 6 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.40%) FreeBSD
11 4 (1.40%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.40%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.70%) CatOS
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.11%) Configuration Management
2 59 (20.70%) DevOps
3 43 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (15.09%) ITIL
4 40 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 29 (10.18%) Open Source
6 29 (10.18%) Service Management
7 23 (8.07%) Change Management
7 23 (8.07%) Migration
8 22 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.37%) Cryptography
9 21 (7.37%) Network Management
10 20 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (7.02%) Network Design
11 18 (6.32%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.32%) Scrum
12 17 (5.96%) Identity Management
13 16 (5.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.23%) Java
2 25 (8.77%) SQL
3 19 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 12 (4.21%) C
5 4 (1.40%) Perl
5 4 (1.40%) Python
6 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.70%) Lisp
7 2 (0.70%) PHP
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Lua
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 78 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 64 (22.46%) CCNP
5 27 (9.47%) CCNA
6 23 (8.07%) CISSP
7 22 (7.72%) DV Cleared
8 20 (7.02%) CCIE
8 20 (7.02%) Degree
9 17 (5.96%) CESG Certified Professional
10 16 (5.61%) CCSA
11 11 (3.86%) CCDP
12 4 (1.40%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.05%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.05%) CCSE
13 3 (1.05%) CCSP
13 3 (1.05%) GCIH
13 3 (1.05%) GIAC
14 2 (0.70%) CLAS
14 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.61%) RMADS
2 12 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.81%) SLA
5 4 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.40%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.70%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (18.60%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.82%) vCloud
4 26 (9.12%) Xen
5 19 (6.67%) vSphere
6 15 (5.26%) Docker
7 14 (4.91%) Postfix
8 13 (4.56%) Squid
9 12 (4.21%) Hyper-V
10 6 (2.11%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.40%) Firmware
13 3 (1.05%) BitLocker
13 3 (1.05%) GFS2
13 3 (1.05%) OCFS2
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.05%) Sendmail
13 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (17.54%) Puppet
2 24 (8.42%) Ansible
3 18 (6.32%) Terraform
4 17 (5.96%) FortiGate
5 14 (4.91%) HAProxy
5 14 (4.91%) Kibana
6 13 (4.56%) Consul
6 13 (4.56%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (4.56%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.56%) logstash
6 13 (4.56%) Packer
6 13 (4.56%) Rancher
6 13 (4.56%) ZABBIX
7 10 (3.51%) Netcool
7 10 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.51%) Tivoli
8 9 (3.16%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (1.75%) Nessus
10 4 (1.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 152 (53.33%) Cisco
2 86 (30.18%) VMware
3 73 (25.61%) F5
4 66 (23.16%) CheckPoint
5 60 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 53 (18.60%) Juniper
7 51 (17.89%) Palo Alto
8 38 (13.33%) Oracle
9 29 (10.18%) Citrix
10 28 (9.82%) Google
11 21 (7.37%) HP
12 17 (5.96%) Vyatta
13 15 (5.26%) Fortinet
14 14 (4.91%) Blue Coat
15 13 (4.56%) AppDynamics
15 13 (4.56%) Aruba
15 13 (4.56%) SolarWinds
15 13 (4.56%) Sonatype
16 12 (4.21%) IBM
17 10 (3.51%) Veritas
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